(Closed) What to do with ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I take it off any time I clean, do dishes, take a shower, work out. I always put my rings in the exact same spot so I don’t forget. I have a spot in my kitchen, a ring bowl in my bathroom and a pocket in my purse. I wouldn’t put it in my pocket as there is a change they could fall out and that would suck.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@pandabird:  I would just wear it. Or maybe just wear the band to work If you’re already married. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

It sounds like you cook/handle food for a living?  If that’s the case, and you know you want to wear your ring to work, I would get a necklace and hang it from that when you need to handle food, wash dishes, etc.  I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary but a lot of Bees do that so their stones don’t get oily residue on them and such.  At home, when I cook or garden, I put my ring in a little pinch bowl right by the coffeemaker every time so i know where it is.  

Also, regardless of what you choose, pick a method and only use that method – like, don’t just take your ring off and put it in a bowl if you normally put it on a necklace.  You’re asking to lose it if you do that (I’ve read some stories on the Bee about such things!).  

Good luck!  Diamonds and platinum – lucky girl!  🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t take mine off, because I know I would somehow lose it if I did. 

Have you thought about carrying your ring box around with you, or some sort of jewelry pouch in case you do want to take it off when you’re out and about?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think the necklace idea is a good one. Just make sure it is a very, very sturdy chain. You can always tuck it under your shirt. This is what I plan to do when the day comes, if I’m still working part-time in the food industry. 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Keep a spare ring box in your pocketbook. Get it insured to protect from loss, theft, and some types of damage. You are absolutely correct to avoid all those things with your ring on. It is a common mistake to assume platinum is tough and can take a beating. True, it won’t bend or get dings, but it will however begin to turn over time (a lot of people don’t even notice though) This will happen anyway and when it begins to be noticeable you will want to have it professionally buffed and polished. The problem is the more times you have that done, the weaker the metal gets. If you are reasonably careful with the ring, this will not be a problem whatsoever, and it is highly possible you will go your entire life never noticing the subtle color change.   It will however cause issues if you “beat-up” your ring.

Congrats…and get that ring added to your homeowners/renters insurance!  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a really long locket on a ball chain that I wear tucked inside my shirt and tucked neatly into one side of my bra (near my heart… as it has my son’s photo in it to remember him by)… when I am away from home and need to take my rings off they go on that chain safely tucked into the bra…lol

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@pandabird:  Mine goes straight into my jewellery box in my bedroom. I also never remove my ring unless I am in my own home. That way we figure if I lose it then at least we will know for sure it is somewhere in our own apartment.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@pandabird:  I have a platinum ering and I take it off before washing my hands or when I know it might get dirty. It’s the strongest metal option for jewelry, so that is not what I am worried about. I just don’t want it to get dirty. I would suggest to put it on a chain if you’re at work, since it seems like your pockets are unreliable. I would suggest a really good chain though. You don’t want it to break and loose your ring as well with that option. I usually put my ering on the same spot in the kitchen or the bathroom or the bedroom. So I know where to first look for it after I’ve put lotion on my hands, etc.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

You should just wear it. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Just the thought of taking my rings off anywhere but at  home and putting them in the only place I ever keep them at home would be very stressful to me.  It bothers me to take them off elsewhere just to apply hand lotion, lol.

I never take my rings off to wash my hands, and I wash my hands many, many times a day. I often clean up the kitchen while wearing them, too.   However, I definitely would not wear them while directly sticking my hands into food, such as while mixing ground meat for meatballs or making dumplings or something, so I definitely can see why you would need to remove them if you work with food.

My SDIL who used to work with food for her job, used to have to remove her ring while at work, and she would always put it in a pants’ pocket — until the day she arrived home and her ring was gone.  Thankfully, someone at her place of employment found her ring on the sidewalk and turned it in to security.

Honestly, if I routinely had to take my ring off while at work, I probably would get a stand-in ring that I could take off as needed and put in my purse and not have to worry about it.  I would then put the stand-in ring back on for anything I would want to do after work.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I put it in its box whenever I’m not wearing it. I also have a necklace with a clippy thing on it I can use, but I usually don’t.

If you need to prepare food or wash dishes regularly at work, why not get a good pair of gloves… to protect both your ring, and your hands?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’d just wear it, but I wear mine for absolutely anything but sticky baking (bread) or when I’m all up in raw meat. 

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